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Should Queens Tear Down the 1964 World’s Fair Pavilion?

The latest Preservation Battle at Gizmodo:

Last month, officials in New York determined that it would cost¬†$53 million to fix and restorethe New York State Pavilion, the series of hulking space-age structures built in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Should these deteriorating ruins be preserved?

That seems like a lot of money; maybe there’s a way to split the difference and keep some of the iconic structures while developing the rest? ¬†Denver managed to save some of the original Elitch Gardens, and I think plans are still there to restore the theater, but most of the acreage has been turned into shopping or housing.

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